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Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 01:57 AM PDT

Accidental racism

by kdnla

Greetings,

     I'm going to attempt to bring some things to light that I've experienced in hope we can recognize this in future dialogue. In the aftermath of the post by BlackKos Inc, regarding terms that people might not know to have racist origins. I shall bring to light some of my personal experiences in hope not to offend, but to enlighten. Perhaps some of you can share yours.

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So, my last diary didn't go so well. Yea, might have been a little hardcore and my responses might have been worse. I will try better this time. I even acknowledged the warning, lol. But what does a warning like that mean to a guy like me? Kinda like how NWA responded when the FBI sent them a warning letter over the Straight Outta Compton album. Well, I wont respond like that. I do respect this community and the fact there's a lot of varied opinions. If I wanted everything to be the same I would be a Republican. I am sorry if I offended anyone. Not from my language but how insensitive I was to people who might have been a victim of my thoughtlessness. You might ask me why I'm not sorry for the rest of my life. Well, I could be. But that's no way to learn. You do dumb stuff, you learn from it. I still believe in the core message that guns are useless and prove nothing. But I'll try better this time.

When I was 19 I did the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life. Kill someone? No, I never killed anyone. Threaten, maybe. Deal out a few ass kicking, yeah, quite a few of those. Get my ass kicked, yeah, far more then I kicked ass. Kill, no. Dead people don't learn lessons and they don't pay. (Which is also why I'm against the Death Penalty.) I did a teenage dumb thing. This is going be a long post. Bear with me again... Also, this story is 100% true. Just the Dialogue is paraphrased cuz I don't remember what was said exactly 20 years or so ago. It is accurate though.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 03:12 AM PST

Ex-Gangsters Video Gamers guide to Guns

by kdnla

I'm probably the worst poster and writer of all time. And a super lurker. I just wanna get this off my chest. First off, i hate guns. My reason is probably different than yours. I think everyone who has a gun is compensating for something else. But this diary isn't about that. It's about myths of guns and video games that have them.

Background: I grew up in LA in the 80's. The gang wars. Rolling 20's Blood. I still throw up the gang sign from time to time. Neighborhood was right by USC. I was in a gang at that time but that's another story. I've seen what guns do to people. Hell, I had a gun back then. Well, a few guns. I was a little teenage gangster. I've done my share of time for it and seen the results on a daily basis. I've lost a lot of good friends from gun violence. Gang violence, but no one dies from an ass kicking. They all died from being shot. Basketball friends. Casual friends. Innocent bystanders. Dead by the dozens. By some chance I survived and became a member of society. Most of my friends did not from my childhood. Follow me....

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Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 02:37 AM PDT

The Cove: Please tell me this isnt real

by kdnla

    Im an ass. But, I need help on this. Please, please, please tell me this isn't real. I was checking out yahoo movies to see if anything was coming up I'd wanna go see. Apparently, there's this Sundance winning film I never heard of. It's called The Cove. I thought it was a mockumentary. The critics gave it ratings like it was some sort of action movie. The filming is so good, it's not like the bad cam wavy things I'm used to when watching documentaries.

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Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 03:34 AM PDT

I'm an ex-Socialist

by kdnla

Ya know, Since we got all these ex people, Imma give up my stance. What's the point right? I used to be a Socialist until the new FISA Bill was passed. I used to be a Socialist until NAFTA. I used to be alot of things... I even used to be a left winger, can you believe that?

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Thu May 22, 2008 at 03:09 AM PDT

Hoop Dreams

by kdnla

There was a day when I was a great basketball player. I love the NBA. I grew up with a basketball in my bedroom. When I was punished, which was often, it was the only thing I had left to call my own. I paid for my basketball, I went to work for it. I played 32-48 minutes of the hardest basketball I could possibly do in my playing days from 4 years old til my late 20's. I even played for a few NBA teams in summer leagues. Im a fan of the NBA, I tried to be in the NBA, I love it as the slogan goes. Now, Im retired of pro sports. The competitive edge still remains, but the naked desire to win has run afoot, plus I got older and wiser.

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 at 09:50 AM PDT

Another rant, please dont rec this but

by kdnla

I find things very hilarious today. Well, yesterday, Labor day. The day when we are supposed to celebrate Labor. The whole day passed me by. I believe traditionaly, our president gave us a speech regarding labor and it's contribution. It was somehow absent this time. Was it because our president was in a country without any labor unions? I've heard about Iraq's politcal parties. Any labor unions? Does KBR have a union of labor that Bush spoke too?

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This is about the 3 part series just broadcast on CNN the last 3 days.

God's Warriors

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Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 06:10 AM PDT

My take on the Imus thing

by kdnla

     I think alot of people are missing the underlining issues of this thing. I've avoided this issue for a while because it's been overblown in some areas and underblown in others. I dont know where to turn. I could try calling Air America, I could try Jesse Jackson, but I rather just post a thought here and get a few reactions. The reason why what Imus and "friends" did on their show was offensive and borderline racist was not the actual words, it was the whole interaction. This wasn't a skit, this was obviously natural reactions. Here's a snip below and i'll explain the problems and the underlining racism behind it.

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Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 05:32 AM PDT

The News and the Power of Labels

by kdnla

    Since my first diary went down in flames, I've decided to try again with another similar piece of crap thought. I'll post a tipjar this time and reference my older diary since this will be an ongoing series until I finally write my book on the Power of Labels. Well, If I ever have enough time between work and death.

http://www.dailykos.com/...     <------ Me going down in flames. Even Troll rated at one time.</p>

    On to the flames.

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Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 12:51 AM PST

Ann Coulter and the power of labels

by kdnla

When Ann Coulter made her speech at the CPAC 2007, she made her usual liberals are evil tirade, which was well accepted by the audience from the evidence of the video. In that speech, she crossed the line of political dicourse by spewing another flame throwing word, which is no suprise. She did the same thing in 2006 at CPAC again, refering to Iranians as ragheads and talking tough to Tehran. She's done these things over and over again. The reason why these things are so inflaming is because of her label. That's what needs to be redefined.

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